Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, exuding new confidence after a 48-state “Fire Pelosi” bus tour, said he may seek reelection as chairman in January despite criticism by those who think he has been weak on money, management and message.
“Oh, if I run, I’m going to win,” Steele said in an interview for the POLITICO video series.
Steele said he has told committee members, “Yeah, I’m thinking about it, and I’ll let people know what I’m doing.
“I’m not playing coy or cute,” Steele added. “I’m going to assess and evaluate what I think the party needs based on how we do this week, where I think the party needs to go based on how we do this upcoming week, what additional work still needs to be done.”
Steele, 52, a lawyer and former Maryland lieutenant governor, was elected the party’s first African-American chairman on Jan. 30, 2009, when the GOP was gasping for air after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.